Cambodia morning news for December 17

Cambodia morning news for December 17

PM rejects $20 billion mining investment which endangers forests Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday reminded people that he had rejected a proposed Titanium mining investment worth about $20 billion in Koh Kong province because the project would devastate a huge swathe of forests and endanger wildlife. – The Khmer Times He wanted to expose […]

Myanmar morning news for December 17

Myanmar morning news for December 17

Collapse of bridge in northern Myanmar severs key route for China trade A bridge on Myanmar’s border with China collapsed on Friday as a convoy of trucks loaded with rare earth mineral ore crossed, sending one vehicle plunging into the Irawaddy River and cutting off a key trade route between the two countries. — Radio […]

Singapore morning news for December 17

Singapore morning news for December 17

Scale of theft at Shell’s Singapore refinery much greater, court documents show Around $150 millions’ worth of oil was stolen from Shell’s biggest global refinery over several years, Singapore court documents reviewed by Reuters show, far more than reported when police first revealed the heist earlier this year. — Reuters IMDA blocks Singapore Herald website […]

Cambodia morning news for December 14

Cambodia morning news for December 14

Markets in Cambodia cheer first bond issue The Cambodian financial markets have welcomed with gusto the first issue of a corporate bond in the country, with a Phnom Penh-based microfinance institution, Hattha Kaksekar, listing its bonds on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) on Dec 6. — The Business Times PM open to wage demands Prime […]

Myanmar morning news for December 14

Myanmar morning news for December 14

US House declares ‘genocide’ is occurring in Myanmar In a near unanimous vote, House lawmakers passed a resolution calling the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar ‘genocide.’ — Newsy Three armed groups offer to stop fighting, enter peace talks Three ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar said they were willing to stop […]

Singapore morning news for December 14

Singapore morning news for December 14

Singapore asked to help facilitate on key issue at international climate talks The presidency of UN climate talks being hosted by Poland has asked Singapore to play a lead role in resolving a key topic of contention among countries working to hammer out a deal to limit global warming. — The Straits Times China’s Zhoushan […]

Cambodia morning news for December 13

Cambodia morning news for December 13

Belt and Road Initiative set to bring opportunity, but comes with risks The China-backed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project could offer good opportunities for Cambodia to achieve its development goal, but comes with risks. The Kingdom must carefully study the two-sided story of the project, experts said on Tuesday in a dialogue hosted by […]

Myanmar morning news for December 13

Myanmar morning news for December 13

Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights ‘dirty list’ Facebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar, or of doing business with the country’s military, which is accused of […]

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods: Masagos Small island developing states such as Singapore are at risk of dire consequences if current warming trends continue, said Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. — Channel News Asia Singapore dominated dealmaking in Southeast Asia this year: Duff & Phelps Singapore maintained its […]

Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia union leaders convicted over protests, jail terms suspended A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday (Dec 11) of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms. — Channel News Asia ‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China Everyone did […]

Myanmar morning news for December 12

Myanmar morning news for December 12

Massive arched bridge to link China to Myanmar A gigantic steel arch has been put into place over the Nujiang River in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, and before the end of 2019 bullet trains will cross the world’s longest arched railway bridge at speeds of 200 kph. — Asia Times ‘Please have mercy.’ The wives […]

Singapore morning news for December 12

Singapore morning news for December 12

S’pore and M’sia to meet in January to discuss Johor Baru disputed waters Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Monday, December 10, that the government of Malaysia had agreed to meet with officials from Singapore in the second week of January in order to discuss the issues surrounding the Johor Baru port limits, with the […]

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